Bauhinia Orchid 10 Cent Hong Kong Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making
Bauhinia Orchid Hong Kong Authentic Coin Charm 10 Cents for Jewelry and Craft Making
The front of the coin bears a Bauhinia or Hong Kong orchid flower (Binomial Name: Bauhinia blakeana).
The back of the coin bears the value in numerals above the date, and the denomination in English at the bottom.
Issuer Hong Kong (China)
Ruling authority Elizabeth II (1952-1997)
Special Administrative Region (1997-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 10 Cents
0.10 HKD = 0.013 USD
Currency Dollar (1863-date)
Composition Brass plated steel
Weight 1.84 g
Diameter 17.55 mm
Thickness 1.18 mm
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 1579
References KM# 66, Schön# 50
The Bauhinia double-lobed leaf is similar in shape to a heart or a butterfly. A typical leaf is 7 to 10 centimetres (2.8 to 3.9 in) long and 10 to 13 centimetres (3.9 to 5.1 in) wide, with a deep cleft dividing the apex. In Hong Kong the leaf is known as the "clever leaf" (聰明葉), and is regarded as a symbol of wisdom. Some people use the leaves to make bookmarks in the hope that they will bring them good luck in their studies.
5 stars review from Crystal
Beautiful coins! They made a great gift for my dad who grows and crossbreeds orchids :) He is impossible to buy for - but now he has a mini orchid coin collection!
Arrived on time with a nice case and minimal packaging!